Grateful Dead Live at Golden Hall Community Concourse on 1970-08-05
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
- According to Andy Lemieux, "the old version, which was
often mislabelled MSR>DAT, was actually MSR>Cass. x 3>DAT>CDR.
This new copy is a significant upgrade over that version."
- t01 Candyman cuts in
- t11 FOTD unfixable drop @ 1:55, common to this lineage, was
patched over from the old source using Sound Forge Studio 6.0.
- 2004-05-30 20:00:25
- SBD > MR > Reel > PCM > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN
- San Diego, CA
- Transferred by
- Andy Lemieux and Joe Jupile
Subject: Truly golden!
I think the drummer here is Mickey. His style is a little more "diagonal" than Kreutzmann's, and unless the song calls for it he's not as heavy on the snare, not to mention his status as a New Rider and his presumed presence at the kit for similar California acoustic shows, 4/18/70 and 7/30/70. Speaking of New Riders, an earlier reviewer gives us attendee confirmation that the mandolinist here is David Nelson, who played this kind of music with Garcia in the early 60's, giving the show even more of that reminiscent old-timey feel.
I love the religious numbers, folk covers, and Workingman's/American Beauty-era material. It's tough to cherry-pick highlights here since the whole show is just gorgeous, but I think the Ballad of Casey Jones truly demonstrates the greatness that they were capable of with a couple of acoustics. Some of Garcia's verses are warm, legendary, and sentimental, others ice-cold, grim, and haunting, all accompanied by twisting guitars and fantastic backwoods instrumentation that would have the very ghosts of the genre's inventors tipping their hats.
Subject: HEY NOW!!
Subject: Great show - Bear, where are the vocals?
Subject: Jerry on Mandolin
Subject: Acoustic bliss
I wish the vocals came through a little louder, but a beautiful performance.
Subject: A treasure
Subject: hot damn
Subject: So Good
Subject: This is a treasure!
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 5, 1970, at the Golden Hall Community Concourse, San Diego, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Acoustic GRATEFUL DEAD from the summer of 70'.
Doesn't sound like Mickey is playing, thank GOD.
This version is a little hissier than the other version, but it doesn't have the lame ass drum track in the right channel, which always sounded like some moron tried mix their playing along with the DEAD but didn't know how to play the drums. Which raises the question can you keep time on LSD?
Why does anyone need two drummers for acoustic GOSPEL music anyway?
Amazing sound from such a primitive time for "live recordings".
Here the GRATEFUL DEAD demonstrate their love for CHRISTIAN GOSPEL Music.
It probably would have offened most fans of the GRATEFUL DEAD if they released a GOSPEL album of their favorite CHRISTIAN GOSPEL TUNES...this live show is as close as we are going to get. Too bad many of the fans of the GRATEFUL DEAD despise Christianity. You'd think they'd have more sense.
Nothing like a bunch of sinners singing Gospel.
How often did Jerome sing and play the "Ballad of Casey Jones"?
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to stream/download this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.
RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.
If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.
Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.
Repeat these steps for each song.
Or you could just record the audio to your computer, or to your cassette deck, or 8 track, or VHS, or DVD recorder by simply hooking up the audio cables...morons.
Thanks for the FREE MUSIC from 39 years ago, 1970
PS: when morons say "the best thing to come out of Christianity is the music" you know they never read the Gospel..or bothered to look into what Jesus said and did...
Subject: Christian Music
Subject: Too much mando,too busy drums
Subject: august 1970
How does a show like this evade listening until tonight...4/28-9/2007!
God works in mysterious ways..
God bless the greatful dead.
Born 6 months before this night...
this one's an incredible recording of timeless magic
Subject: Great Show, Less-than-ideal Sound
Can someone clean this up a bit and re-post?
Subject: Mystery Mandolin
Subject: Spectacular - listen for the El Paso alone
Do yourself a favor and read the notes a kind brother passed on below - very cool.
Subject: David Nelson
I was at this show and that is David Nelson playing the mandolin; he was fantastic! It WAS an AWESOME show, too. In later years, I really missed the accoustic shows of the early '70s. I'm just glad that we always had the 'Jerry Band' to hear in between Dead tours/shows.
Subject: mandolin - David Dawg?
Subject: Jerry on Mandolin
Subject: forget about the hiss...
Subject: like going to a hiss factory to me
Subject: Almost like going to church.... but better!
The show is delivered with a laid back feel, almost like one can experience at a religion event. The crowd sounds very small, so must have been quite a treat for those lucky ones who were there.
Big note is there is a few songs that are ONLY HERE or very few other versions (Drink Up And Go Home, A Voice From On High, Ballad Of Casey Jones, etc.) making a GD collector drool.
All in all, if you seek rocking GD, this is not the show for you. But, if you want to relax and put another log on the fire, it doesn't get any finer.
Hats off to the legendary Jjoops for finding and preversing this rare for all of us to enjoy!
Subject: right on mardon